"some books are meant / to be read just like this / alone, with the evening, / a bowl of fruit ripening / waiting for the reader / to grow hungry, but / she won't, the book / will devour her, / and it / will soon / become / morning."
This is without a doubt my favorite poem of all time. A great thanks is owed to my 7th grade English teacher who made us memorize it! Rudyard Kipling
36 Life Changing Poems Everyone Should Read - Great List! This would be an awesome project for a Language arts class-- assign students to find a poem that means something to them, have a poetry reading, and compile them into an anthology with their comments in it. This would be awesome for a teacher to hold on to year after year.
Seamus Heaney, 1939-2013 Here's a montage of Seamus Heaney reciting his very amazing poem, "Digging." Requiescat In Pace, Seamus!
'The Night Watch for England' by Edward Shanks read by Richard Armitage - The night is long, so long. But I am not alone. My out-stretched palm rubs on the short rough grass. My fingers crush a scabious flower. I can prick myself with the gorse or bring the wild thyme fragrant from ground to nostril. All these I love. For these I watch tonight. For these and for the village in the valley, and my own house in it. ♥